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People who ate at Dexter, MO restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) -

The Missouri Department of Health is warning people who ate at Huddle House in Dexter that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A.

According to a release from the department, someone who handled food at the restaurant was working while that person was potentially contagious.

Members of the public who ate at the Dexter, Missouri, Huddle House between November 21, 2017, and December 2, 2017, should watch for symptoms of Hepatitis A. 

The restaurant, Stoddard County Health Department, and the Missouri Health and Senior Services are investigating. Members of the groups are taking the necessary control measures to decrease the spread of illness.

The Environmental Public Health Specialist with the state of Missouri and the Stoddard County Public Health Center inspected Huddle House and it is clear to remain open for business.

Health officials advise anyone who develops symptoms of being infected by Hepatitis A to seek medical care. Hepatitis A is a virus that infects the liver.

Symptoms develop between two and seven weeks after exposure and can include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark urine
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Joint pain
  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)

Residents or providers who are concerned about a potential exposure can call the Stoddard County Health Center at 573-568-4593.

For more information about Hepatitis A, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

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